Florida Birth Injury Attorney
Your childbirth experience should be one to treasure and find joy in. But when you or your baby suffers a serious injury, it can have a dramatic impact on your lives for years to come. If your healthcare provider’s negligence caused your birth injury, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit against them.
The thought of going to court may be overwhelming. Let us handle the legal details of your case while you focus on your family. Your compassionate birth injury attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson can help you hold the liable party accountable.
Common Types Of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries are far more common than you might have thought. Although modern medicine has helped to make pregnancy, labor, and delivery safer for mother and baby, this does not account for human error.
In some lines of work, mistakes can happen without impacting anyone. But those who work in healthcare do not have that luxury. Their negligence can cost people their lives and have a considerable impact for years to come. Some of the more common types of birth injuries we have seen in court include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus birth injuries (Erb’s palsy)
- Caput succedaneum
- Fetal asphyxiation
- Subconjunctival hemorrhage
- Injuries caused by forceps
- Intrauterine fetal demise
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Complications from vacuum extraction
- Maternal birth injuries
These are just a few of the more common types of birth injuries your family might be coping with. If you have suffered another type of maternal or childbirth-related injury, contact a respected birth injury lawyer to explore your legal options.
How To Win A Birth Injury Claim
In order for your family to be awarded the compensation they deserve, you may need to be prepared to pursue both civil and malpractice insurance claims.
To win, your birth injury attorney will need to be able to show the insurance company and the court that there has been a breach in the medical standard of care. Here, if a healthcare provider makes a mistake that another provider of similar training and experience would not have made, the duty of care has been breached.
The liable healthcare provider could be anyone on your birth team, including:
- The hospital or birthing center
Your attorney will likely need to hire experts to testify that the actions of the healthcare providers in your case were not up to the medical standard of care. Make sure you have a legal representative who has the resources to handle birth injury cases of this magnitude. Call Colson Hicks Eidson for help.
Get Help From a Birth Injury Lawyer Today
Did your baby suffer a debilitating injury during childbirth? If so, your family may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a reputable catastrophic injury attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson to schedule a free, no-risk case review.